Hi folks so this summer i am building my workstation for music production & maybe a bit basic video editing i am familiar with ableton & fl studio.
In my gears i have a launchpad pro, old yamaha piano, 2i4 2nd gen audio interface & blue spark mic
I occasionally play cs go or random games no hardcore gaming
Musically speaking i'm not a Pro & have no gigs at the moment i'm on a intermediate level & working as an individual
I am on a decent budget upto 1000 dollars prices vary a lot in my country
So i am confused with plenty of research on specs & mixed up a lot of stuff & can't come to a decision So please help me out thanks in advance & correct me if i'm wrong
What's the trick :- ( laptop vs pc)
As i was a laptop user i really like the features of portability, accessibility, wifi, bluetooth & stuff and going back to desktop will kill my comfort zone but it doesn't matter i want the best i'm looking for future proof system for 5-6 years at least cuz back in time i was slammed by obsolete tech a lot .
For a fact i know DAW's will have the same requirements over years & years it's not like gaming where you have to upgrade time to time so what i think that getting a decent or recommended purpose processor & investing less in it & more in ssd like 500 gb (230 $) & 16gb ram (147 $) will do the trick for me ?? or vice- versa
Which makes me wanna go for a laptop i think laptop processor will serve it's purpose & ssd /ram will overcome in performance ?? but performance wise pc wins ?? i don't want to pay for something extra which i won't use or won't help so please help me out with this one
Me vs Pc CPU - AMD or INTEL- K series/non K series, Overclocking , Hyperthreading (correct me if i'm wrong )
For ableton single core performance matters most & more cores don't matter so i think AMD is not effective & feasible ???
In intel quad or hyperthreading is what i can get (i5 and i7 6th or 7th generation)
I don't get the deal with k and non k like is overclocking important as per my use which is primarily music production cuz honestly i don't know a thing about it & heard that it's good for boost like in gaming which is not my main concern so is it worth it ?? cuz it also adds extra cost for fan & z board & same for hyperthreading like does it help if i go in i7 series
in AMD fx8350 200 dollar & ryzen 1700 385 dollar
In my wishlist i have these processors with price in my region :
I7 7700 - 340 dollar
I5 7600 - 255 dollar
I5 7400 - 194 dollar
I5 7500 - 216 dollar
I5 6600 - 255 dollar
With addition of k few more bucks with few more on other parts
for cpu & mob -
My minimum budget - 310 $
My maximum budget - 460 $
For the hard disk -
My query is can i install ableton in my ssd & windows in hdd will it work good or both os & ableton should be in ssd ???
For the OS -
which will have less/no issues in ableton windows 10/pro, 8/8.1 ???
In the same budget i am going for monitor too
That i think dell 221h is fine i am thinking of getting second one maybe used
So is dual monitors are beneficial how ?